Thursday, August 30, 2018
First sentence: A train runs across this track. Red caboose at the back. Orange tank car next. Yellow hopper car.
Premise/plot: Freight Train is a concept book teaching colors, a train-themed concept book teaching colors. It received a Caldecott Honor in 1979, I believe. If I had to guess the most memorized picture book ever, I bet it would be Freight Train or Goodnight Moon. What do you think it would be?
My thoughts: What's not to love about this children's classic? It wasn't the first train book, it certainly won't be the last. What is it about kids and trains?!
Text: 4 out of 5
Illustrations: 4 out of 5
Total: 8 out of 10
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